Guevara and the Kashmiri rebel: The literary militants

Guevara and the Kashmiri rebel: The literary militants

“If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine” Che Guevara On 9th October 1967, socialist revolutionary, guerrilla leader and the main man behind Cuban revolution, Che Guevara, age 39, was killed by the Bolivian...
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Colors of Autumn

Colors of Autumn

Fall is not only the best time of year, out of all four seasons but it’s also the most scenic and beautiful if you love being outdoors. It is a transition period between summer and winter when all the leaves...
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Trifurcating Jammu Kashmir

Trifurcating Jammu Kashmir

Neither the Prime Minister, nor the Parliament of India can unilaterally redraw the borders of the state Post Article 35A debate, a new story is doing rounds in the local newspapers and social networking spheres. The story headlines “PM Modi...
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‘It’s safer to be a cow than a woman or Muslim in India’: Arundhati Roy

‘It’s safer to be a cow than a woman or Muslim in India’: Arundhati Roy

Writer Arundhati Roy is in South Africa to promote her latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. But in her homeland of India, fact sometimes outstrips fiction when it comes to stretching credulity – and addressing an audience in Cape...
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A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

A militant’s promise, a Pandit’s trust

In Hall village of Pulwama, an aged Kashmiri Pandit tells how love of a newly purchased house made him resist migration years ago when members of his community fled and left him alone to witness an otherwise prosperous village disintegrating...
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We Find A Voice: Kashmir Once again shot into international headlines

We Find A Voice: Kashmir Once again shot into international headlines

Historically, Kashmiris since 1819 have always greeted the voices raised from outside the state against their oppression and in support of their cause. In 1934, when Mahatma Gandhi in response to a missive by a Kashmiri Pandit leader, Prem Nath...
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A hard outlook will have pitfalls in Kashmir

A hard outlook will have pitfalls in Kashmir

KASHMIR is happy, somewhat. The PDP-BJP split was much awaited; by people who were unable to reconcile to the rule of the saffron party by proxy. Fear was deeply entrenched in the minds of the locals that right-wing Hindutva forces,...
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Infinite quest for permanent solution in J&K: An unconventional roadmap towards a permanent solution

Infinite quest for permanent solution in J&K: An unconventional roadmap towards a permanent solution

Well, as a fiction author, I often am in a position to take liberties which policy makers and people in decision making positions can’t. This ‘wishful thinking” it the audacity of hope and optimism. My latest book, “When The Chief...
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Poplar: The devil of Kashmir

Poplar: The devil of Kashmir

Poplars locally called cottonwood tree are fast-growing, weak-wooded trees that lack ornamental flowers and fruits. Many species are native to the U.S. and prefer moist soils. Some poplars grow more than 70 feet tall and the deciduous leaves are alternate,...
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Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir – An issue of Humanity versus Brutality

Kashmir is simply not an issue of dispute between India and Pakistan but today it is an issue of humanity versus brutality. Kashmir, the largest militarised zone in the world with more than 700,000 Indian boots carrying and using lethal...
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